News desk: The number of heart attack patients is increasing worldwide. In addition to the elderly, the incidence of heart attacks is also increasing among the young. Because of this, many lives are lost prematurely.
A heart attack can happen suddenly, so everyone should know its initial symptoms. It is also important to know what to do immediately to save a heart attack patient. In this you can save your life as well as the life of others.
Lack of blood in the heart can cause a sudden heart attack. An interventional cardiologist and director of the Cleveland Clinic's STEMI program. According to Grant Reese, apart from the usual chest pain, discomfort or pressure symptoms, a heart attack can manifest differently in men and women or diabetics. Symptoms may include indigestion or nausea, extreme fatigue, shortness of breath and feeling sick.
A heart attack patient can recover quickly if brought under prompt treatment. Therefore, know how to quickly help yourself and others in case of a heart attack.
Call an ambulance
If you experience any of the above symptoms, you should understand that it is a heart attack. You should still call an ambulance immediately. Dr. Many patients ignore their symptoms, says Grant Reed. As a result, their heart muscle died on the way to the hospital.
The sooner you get to the hospital, the sooner doctors can open a blocked coronary artery. It will reduce your risk of death and you can recover quickly.
Aspirin should be fed
Cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Joel Beachy said, 'Take a 325 mg dose of aspirin after calling an ambulance immediately after the heart attack.
Blocks blood flow in the arteries during a heart attack. Taking aspirin can help break up some of the blood clots in the arteries. Doctors recommend chewing aspirin instead of swallowing it, so that it is absorbed into the body faster.
Do not go to the hospital alone
If you think you're having a heart attack, don't try to go to the hospital yourself. Instead call an ambulance immediately.
You may lose consciousness, so don't take this risk. If you have a family member by your side, ask them to arrange for you to be taken to the hospital as soon as possible.
Give CPR if the patient is unconscious
If the person with cardiac arrest is not breathing or you cannot find a pulse, start CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) to keep the blood flowing. Before that definitely call an ambulance.
Hands-only CPR requires you to give rapid, vigorous compressions in the middle of the person's chest until paramedics arrive. About 100-200 compressions should be given every minute.
Source: Times of India